Friday, June 09, 2006

I am most honest when I am alone.

Maraming masaprap i-blog!
At parang nawawala na naman ang mga idea habang nakaharap ako sa pc!
Here goes:

Sykes did call me and I signed my contract last June 2. I'm to start my training on Independence Day, June 12. I was "divining" that date even before the 2nd, thinking what more appropriate date to be free from the binds of joblessness and everythin that goess with it.
I already made friends with some of my future colleagues. ^_^ Reminds me of what Kitin told me-"chummy chummy you."
This is a good opportunity for me. Good thing also because I was to report at Makati. Malapit sa bahay. Reminds me of what people would tell me before when I WAS STILL job-hunting- "bat di ka sa Makati maghanap? Diba taga dun ka?" Yeah, I'm a resident of that city but it's not like I know which companies are in which edifice diba. Di ko pa nga ganun ka-memorize ang pasikot-sikot sa business district e. I bet my classmates in college who came from the provinces knew the place more than I do right now.

Yey! I'll have my own money at last! Sana wala masyadong "mahadera" sa work place. Dahil kung meron, tatawanan ko lang sabay bulong ng "issues" pag inapply sakin ang pagiging biatch nila. ^_^

Part of the contract mentioned that I should not divulge you-know-whats about the company. It struck me and right then I felt that urge to resist this "curtailing my right to free speech and expression" given the four years of orientation I had as a Journalism student at the University of Santo Tomas. *UST Hymn at the background* But then I thought I'm not in a Journalistic profession and I have to give up some to gain some and anyway there's nothing much to be gained from exposing dirty laundry especially if it wont do any good by doing so. Tsaka di pa nga ako nagsisimula e. By the way, if somebody from Sykes reads this, neither they nor I have anything to worry because I know how to not cross the line. ^_^ I also know how to keep the sanctity of the contract.

Naalala ko tuloy yung isang linya ko sa naging Final exam natin in the form of speech sa paborito kong Filipino class: "Maraming daan patungo sa tagumpay."

Naaasar ako tuwing lumulutang ang latent signs of colonial mentality sa host ng bagong pinipalabas na game show sa ABS-CBN. The host said something like, "Oy European. Magaling daw ako." E ano naman kung European? Mas mabuti kung sinabi niyang, "Oy Endemol representative na ang nagsabi." Naaasar ako kasi alam naman niyang public figure siya kaya dapat wag na siyang mag-contribute sa mga ganung tipo ng pagiisip. Anybody who has good sense and a background on communication theories would know what I mean and why I'm reacting this way. Anyway, wala nga naman kasing perfect public figure, regardless of popularity. Naalala ko tuloy yung pinapakita sa National Geographic na may mga parts parin sa Europe na walang phone lines. Talk about the "old world." Malamang sa Eastern European countries where they still use holes on the ground for toilets. Well, not that masama yun o walang ganun dito sa Pilipinas at sa iba pang bansa. ^_^

I need to have a good, no-holds-barred, conversation about world politics, cultures, economic standings, public figures, animes, etc. I miss my younger brother more. Siya lang at iilang tao ang nakakausap ko sa ganung lebel. Naalala ko tuloy si Ma'am Cynthia Rivera. (Ria et. al. wag mag rereact.)

I am most honest when I am alone.
"'Human kind cannot gain anything without first giving up something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.' That is alchemy's first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believe that's to be the world's one and only truth."- Alphonse Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist


Anonymous mitch said...

hey brent! first of all, i'm glad that you updated. I know, matagal na rin ito pero kahit na. namiss ko na ang mga entries mo eh. hehe. at syempre ikaw din! :)

i'm glad to know you're working na. I know how you really want to start working na kasi. I hope you enjoy there. And I wish you all the best.

siya, tama ng drama. miss u!

9:17 AM, June 21, 2006  

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